Natalie Portman Gets Blasted Into Space in ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Teaser (Video)

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Natalie Portman heads for the stars in upcoming space drama “Lucy in the Sky,” but she finds that coming back down to Earth is a lot tougher.

In the new teaser trailer released Tuesday, we see female astronaut Lucy Cola (Portman) suited up for a mission, kissing her husband Drew (Dan Stevens) goodbye before being blasted into space.

“You got to see the vast celestial everything and it blew your mind, so now nothing makes sense,” fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin, played by Jon Hamm, tells Cola after her lengthy mission.

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The pair embark on an affair that destroys Cola’s family, sends her entire life on a downward spiral and into a bitter love triangle.

“Lucy in the Sky” reunites Stevens with “Legion” creator Noah Hawley, and also stars Zazie Beetz, Ellen Burstyn, Colman Domingo and Nick Offerman.

The Fox Searchlight Pictures film is loosely based on Lisa Nowak’s reported criminal activities around her romantic involvement with fellow astronaut William Oefelein.

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Nowak flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in July 2006, but the following year she was charged with the attempted kidnapping of U.S. Air Force Cpt. Colleen Shipman, who also had an affair with Oefelein. Nowak ultimately pled guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to a year’s probation.

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“Lucy in the Sky” is set for release later this year.

Watch the teaser trailer above.

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Disney Boss Bob Iger Says 20th Century Fox Will Continue to Make Films Under Its Own Brands

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Major questions still loom as Disney prepares to close its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Fox’s film and TV assets. Such as, what structure will the studio take? And will Disney continue to operate Fox’s film assets as is, or rebrand the studio that has been around for more than 80 years?

Disney CEO Bob Iger took a step toward answering some of those questions on Thursday during the company’s annual shareholder meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

He said the Fox brand will remain intact, and that Mouse House plans to continue releasing 20th Century Fox films.

“The company itself will be The Walt Disney Co., but there will still be companies, especially on the movie side, with the Fox name,” Iger said during the meeting, which Disney live-streamed. “We will continue to make movies under the Fox brand and Fox Searchlight brand. And FX, which isn’t Fox, but sounds like it will keep its name.”

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Iger’s comments provide a little more detail behind how Disney plans to incorporate and operate the film and TV entertainment assets acquired from Fox in its $71.3 billion deal.

During the Disney quarterly earnings conference call with the Wall Street community in February, Iger said that despite Disney’s PG-rated, family-friendly identity, the studio plans to continue in the business of making R-rated movies like Fox’s “Deadpool” and “Logan.”

And the studio will certainly want to keep up production at Fox Searchlight, which has been a staple in awards races while also producing some successful indie films at the box office, such as last year’s “The Favourite.”

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At the time of Disney’s February conference call, Iger noted the popularity of the films Fox makes, saying that it will be important for Disney that they clearly brand and market them.

Iger also said during Disney’s shareholder meeting that the Fox acquisition does not include Fox’s studio lot, but that Disney has a lease agreement to use the lot and sound stages “for a really long time.”

Disney and Fox shareholders voted in July 2018 to approve the $71.3 billion bid to buy the lion’s share of Fox’s entertainment assets. The deal, Iger said during the meeting, is expected to close “soon.” Disney previously had been promising a first half of 2019 close. Executives and rank and file employees at Fox have been in a state of uncertainty about their futures since the two companies agreed to the deal.

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In October of last year, Disney laid out plans detailing which executives would make the move from Fox over to the Mouse House.

Emma Watts will report directly to Disney studio head Alan Horn and will serve as vice chairman for Twentieth Century Fox Film and president of production at Fox. Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula will stay on as co-chairmen for Fox Searchlight and will also report directly to Horn, along with Elizabeth Gabler, who will serve as president of production at Fox 2000.

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‘Tolkien’ Trailer #2: More Footage, Clues And Dragons From Upcoming Biopic

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Author Forms a Fellowship in ‘Tolkien’ Trailer (Video)

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As Amazon Studios prepares to return to Middle-earth with their new series, Fox Searchlight sheds light on the man behind “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit,” author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Nicholas Hoult plays the famed writer in the upcoming biopic “Tolkien,” while Lily Collins is cast as Edith Bratt, his lifelong love and future wife who served as inspiration for characters in his most famous books.

The film follows young Tolkien’s early life growing up in England after his father died in South Africa. He befriends a group of fellow outcasts at school and they form a brotherhood, “to change the world through the power of art.”

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Young Tolkien, of course, wants to write something.

“Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by language, I invented my own … I made stories, legends,” John Tolkien later tells Edith in the second trailer released Wednesday.

Both Tolkien’s imagination and the boys’ fellowship are both put to the ultimate test with the outbreak of World War I as they are plunged into the horrors of the trenches.

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While “Tolkien” focuses on the real-life of the famed story-teller, we do get some dramatic teasers of flame-breathing dragons in the new clip – so be prepared for a little taste of his famous fantasy world.

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“Tolkien” also stars Tom Glynn-Carney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Colm Meaney and Craig Roberts, and is directed by Dome Karukoski.

The film hits theaters on May 10.

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‘Sleeping With the Enemy’ Remake Planned at Fox Searchlight

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Fox Searchlight is planning to remake “Sleeping With the Enemy,” the 1991 film starring Julia Roberts, as part of a new overall producer deal with Damian Jones and his DJ Films Limited, the company announced Tuesday.

Jones, who first partnered with Fox Searchlight in 2016, is developing a reimagining of “Sleeping With the Enemy” with writer and director Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods,” the upcoming horror film “Candyman”). The original film is about a woman (Roberts) who fakes her own death in an attempt to escape a nightmarish marriage, only to find she can’t evade her controlling husband.

Jones is also planning a film adaptation of “One Man, Two Guvnors,” the stage play starring James Corden. The play’s writer, Richard Bean, is executive producing the project along with Oli Refson and Nicholas Hytner. “One Man, Two Guvnors” is itself an English adaptation of “Servant of Two Masters,” an 18th-century Italian play. The play opened in the UK in 2011 and is about a man in 1963 who is separately employed by a gangster and an upper-class twit, all while desperately trying to prevent the two from meeting.

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Jones also has several other projects that he’s currently developing. The first is “President’s Astrologer,” with Samantha Strauss and John Madden, which is the story of Joan Quigley, the astrologer to the Reagan family that focuses on her relationship with Nancy Reagan. Additionally, Jones has an untitled murder mystery by Mark Chappell, as well as projects with Simon Farnaby and Roisin Conaty.

“I’m thrilled to continue my relationship with the marvelous team at Fox Searchlight and their commitment to UK production and distribution is unsurpassed,” Jones said in a statement. “We’re putting together a great slate that continues to grow, with a number of projects lining up for 2019.”

Jones produced “Goodbye Christopher Robin” for Fox Searchlight in 2017, the biopic of “Winnie the Pooh” author A.A. Milne, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Domhnall Gleeson. And in 2016 he produced “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

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Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Starring Frances McDormand Lands At Fox Searchlight

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Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Starring Frances McDormand Acquired by Fox Searchlight

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Fox Searchlight announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired worldwide rights to Chloé Zhao’s film “Nomadland.”

The film, which is Zhao’s third feature film following “The Rider” and “Songs My Brother Taught Me,” stars Frances McDormand in her first role since winning the best actress Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

“Nomadland” is a road movie following Fern (McDormand), a woman in her sixties, who after losing everything in the Great Recession embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. A signature of Zhao’s, the film includes real people turned actors including Linda May and Charlene Swankie.

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“As I fell in love with the American west, it was impossible not to become fascinated with the roads that lead to the many adventures beyond the horizon,” Zhao said in a statement. “I’m very fortunate to be able to hit the road with a talented team and collaborate with a cast of professional and non-professional actors who are deeply giving and inspiring. I can’t wait to share their stories and what we’ve discovered along the way.”

The movie is based on the non-fiction book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder, which McDormand and Peter Spears (“Call Me By Your Name”) optioned soon after it was published in 2017.

A Highwayman Films, Hear/Say Productions and Cor Cordium Production, the film is produced by McDormand, Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Zhao.

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“We are thrilled to work with visionary filmmaker Chloé Zhao on NOMADLAND. Her unique voice, combined with the extraordinary talent of Frances McDormand, makes it an important and compelling story,” said co Fox Searchlight chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula in joint statement.

The deal was brokered by Fox Searchlight’s Executive Vice President of Business Affairs Megan O’Brien with WME, UTA and Lichter Grossman on behalf of the talent and filmmakers.

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Lily Collins Joins Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s Thriller ‘Inheritance’

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Lily Collins has joined Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s high-stakes thriller “Inheritance,” Highland Film Group announced on Wednesday.

Stein is fresh off his noir-thriller, “Terminal,” which also starred Pegg and Margot Robbie. Highland Film Group previously partnered with Stein on the project as well.

Matthew Kennedy is writing the script for “Inheritance,” while Richard B. Lewis is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf. UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping the U.S. rights, while Highland will handle foreign sales at Berlin’s EFM this week.

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“Inheritance” is about a patriarch of a wealthy family who suddenly passes away and leaves his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that could destroy their lives.

Collins currently stars in BBC’s television adaptation of “Les Misérables” alongside David Oyelowo and Dominic West. She will next be seen in the Ted Bundy thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered at Sundance last month, as well as Fox Searchlight’s “Tolkien.” Past credits include “To the Bone,” “Okja,” “Mirror Mirror” and “Rules Don’t Apply.”

She is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Definition Entertainment.

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Sundance’s Haves and Have Nots: Can Traditional Indie Distributors Still Compete?

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Sundance 2019 brought into sharp focus the two-tiered reality that now dominates the world of independent content.

It’s a story of the haves and the have-nots.

The haves are those giant tech-based companies like Netflix, Amazon and Apple that can plunk down many millions of dollars on a movie they like without a second thought.

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The have-nots are everybody else — scrappy distributors who still do the Old Math: adding up the P&A costs, the ancillary rights like TV and international and, um, airlines to figure out how to protect their downside and maybe make a profit.

But there’s no such old-style nonsense for the tech giants — and Amazon is the colossus of choice at this year’s Sundance, blithely buying multiple movies for $15 million without so much as entering a bidding war. Who does that? (Netflix, which wasn’t in the game this year.)

“Late Night,” the broad comedy by Mindy Kaling and co-starring Emma Thompson, went to Amazon for $13 million on Day One of the festival. “The Report,” a gripping drama about the Senate investigation into U.S. torture after 9/11, went to the streamer for $14 million.  And by week’s end Amazon went after a comedy titled “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” starring Jillian Bell, buying it for $14 million.

There isn’t math behind these sales that make any particular sense, despite the fact that the tech giants are supposedly driven by data, according to a number of individuals in the know. Amazon is looking for subscribers to its Prime service, and needs a credible lineup of entertainment to compete with the crushing volume of original content now coming from Netflix. (Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

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Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is capable of spending anything he needs to compete in the entertainment space, having just reported yet another behemoth quarterly earnings triumph.

That leaves the second-tier of buyers to compete over the rest. The noble task of finding movies, buying them at a price and then marketing them to (hopefully) success is left to the likes of Sony Pictures Classics, which bought a David Crosby documentary by producer Cameron Crowe.

Or the taste-making indie distributor A24, which bought a Tilda Swinton starrer “The Souvenir.” Or The Orchard (now known as 1091 Media — but why? please change the name back), which bought Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary “Halston.”

IFC acquired U.S. rights to “The Nightingale,” the latest film from Jennifer Kent, the Australian director of “The Babadook.”

Scrappy Neon, which has shown distinctive taste in choosing movies in the last few years, was probably the most aggressive indie in the “have-not” space, punching above its weight to buy a number of films.

One agent I spoke to who sold a number of films disputed this thesis, saying that a couple of films went to traditional distributors over the streamers — including Netflix — who wanted to pay more.

“What the streamers can often offer is greater or more immediate reach to consumers, which sometimes make sense for that particular film,” said Rena Ronson, co-head of UTA’s  Independent Film Group. “So a lot has to do with knowing your film and making the right choice not just financially, but creatively and strategically.”

But many other distributors I talked to were coldly realistic about their chances to nab the buzziest movies premiering at the festival.

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“We’re buying what we can,” said the head of one art-house distribution company. Most of the second-tier sales did not announce the prices in their news releases, a sure sign that the figures were modest.

Notably absent from the buying activities (at least at time of publication) were more traditional art-house studios based at the majors like Focus Features and Fox Searchlight. (Weirdly, WarnerMedia’s New Line stepped up to by Gurinder Chadha’s ’80s-set teen movie “Blinded by the Light” for $15 million).

This makes for a strange dynamic in the indie space, especially since many of the tech giants have now hired veteran executives who are used to competing in the scrappier world.

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Fox Searchlight Acquires LGBTQ Short ‘Lavender’ – Sundance

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Fox Searchlight Acquires Matthew Puccini’s ‘Lavender’ Short Film

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Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the short film “Lavender,” which screened as part of the Shorts Program at the Sundance Film Festival, chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula and EVP, global acquisition & co-prod, TCF acquisitions Ray Strache announced Friday.

“Lavender” is written and directed by Matthew Puccini. The film will be available on Fox Searchlight social media channels.

“Lavender” follows the story of a young gay man as he develops a complicated relationship with an older married couple. It is a tender, poignant look at an unconventional relationship as it blossoms and ultimately unravels.

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The film stars Michael Urie, Michael Hsu Rosen, and Ken Barnett. Urie and Rosen recently starred in the Broadway production of Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song.” Barnett recently starred in the Tony Award-winning “Fun Home.”

“Lavender” is produced by Casey Bader, Tyler Rabinowitz and Corey Deckler. “Lavender” was supported by the Creative Culture program at the Jacob Burns Film Center and was executive produced by Jason Michael Berman, Sam Abbas and Natalé Olsen.

“We are always looking for fresh filmmaking talents, and the short film world led us to a talented director in Matthew Puccini,” said Utley and Gilula in a statement. “Matthew’s film ‘Lavender’ is a work of great beauty and resonance, and showcases a personal voice from and about the LGBTQ community. We enthusiastically welcome him to the Searchlight family of filmmakers.”

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Puccini is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short films have screened at Sundance, SXSW and Palm Springs and have been featured on Topic, Short of the Week, Indiewire and The Huffington Post, amongst others. He is a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a member of the 2017 New York Film Festival Artist Academy and a Creative Culture Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

“I’m so thrilled that ‘Lavender’ has found a home at Fox Searchlight. It means so much that they have taken an interest in supporting emerging filmmakers, and I feel particularly lucky that this film is reflective of the queer space I hope to continue to work in,” Puccini said in a statement. “It was an incredible experience working with queer talent in front of and behind the camera and we could not feel more grateful that it has resulted in this wonderful opportunity with such an amazing studio.”

Fox Searchlight is in flux with its impending acquisition by Disney. Their 2019 slate includes “The Aftermath,” “Tolkien,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Lucy in the Sky,” “Wendy,” “Antlers,” “Ready or Not” and “Downhill.”

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Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” led Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations with 10 nods each, including Best Picture. Nominees in various categories below shared their reactions with TheWrap.

“I guess there are words you just don’t expect hearing in your life and one is that you’ve been nominated for an Oscar. It’s an emotional moment,” said Rami Malek, who was nominated for Best Actor for his work in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“Wow, wow, wow. The word I keep coming back to is proud. Proud of our cast and crew with all the work we put into this amazing, yet still timely story. I’m grateful to Barry Jenkins for creating this beautiful role out of the great James Baldwin’s words. Collaborating with Barry has been a highlight of my career and this recognition is icing on the cake! And thank you to The Academy,” said Regina King said of her Best Actress in a Supporting Role nod for “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

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“I’d like to thank the Academy for recognizing my work along with the extraordinary performances of my fellow nominees. I was so fortunate to have collaborators in Viggo Mortensen and Peter Farrelly and I’d like to congratulate them on their nominations. Through Dr. Donald Shirley, I had the gift of navigating circumstances as a profound, gifted, complicated genius. A man who had experiences and a combination of qualities that I had yet to see on film. I’m tremendously grateful for the lessons I learned through both his struggles and successes. I sincerely hope Dr. Shirley’s music and his unique contribution to our culture continues to be discovered, shared and appreciated,” Mahershala Ali said of his nomination for Best Supporting Actor for “Green Book.”

“I would like to thank The Academy for honoring The Favourite so generously today. Having felt a bit like an outsider looking in, I am truly humbled about this morning’s nominations. They are a meaningful tribute to every person involved in the making of The Favourite – my talented collaborators and sublime cast, led by Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.” “The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos said of his nomination for Best Director.

“Thank you to The Academy for recognizing The Favourite in so many categories. I’m immensely proud to be part of it and to be nominated in the company of such talented women. Congratulations to my incredible fellow actors Emma and Olivia, our brilliant director Yorgos, and to everyone who participated in the making of this extraordinary film. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for their unwavering support and for having the guts to make a film with three complex female protagonists,” Rachel Weisz, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “The Favourite,” said.

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“Everything to do with this movie has been a total joy. Bjorn Runge is a great director! Jonathan Pryce is an inspired partner. I’m so proud to be in a little film that has such great resonance with so many people. I’m especially proud to have shared the creation of this character with my beloved daughter Annie. So grateful,” Golden Globe-winner Glenn Close said of her nomination for Best Actress for “The Wife.”

“I’m over the moon with this nomination. Playing Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s AT ETERNITY’S GATE was a gift. The making was so transforming and my working with Julian was so complete and close that sometimes it felt like we were the same person. I share this honor with him. I’m so proud of this movie and this recognition means the film will have greater visibility and be seen by more people, which is a VERY gratifying reward,” Willem Dafoe said of his Best Actor nomination for At “Eternity’s Gate.”

“Everyone who worked on this film truly risked putting themselves out there — in the hope that in doing so people will connect and feel something deep and personal — the way films have made me feel since I was a kid. When I got this opportunity I knew I had to risk it all because I may never get another chance — so to be here today in a place where people who have seen the film are talking about how it makes them feel, something deep — that simple human thing — that we need each other — and the Academy to recognize that this morning — I just am so grateful,” “A Star Is Born” actor/director Bradley Cooper said of his nomination for Best Actor for that film.

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“Working on ‘The Favourite’ alongside my brilliant friends Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and the whole cast was nothing short of incredible. I was grateful every day and am honored by this nomination. Yorgos created a palace for us all to play in. I am forever indebted to him and the whole team that brought this insane vision to life. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for their invaluable support and thank you to the Academy for recognizing our work,” Emma Stone said of her nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Favourite.”

“From the very first casting call to this morning, my ‘Roma’ journey has been extraordinary. As a daughter of a domestic worker and an indigenous woman myself, I am proud this movie will help those of us who feel invisible be seen. I am eternally grateful to the Academy for recognizing ROMA and am honored to be part of Alfonso’s vision. Congratulations to Alfonso, the entire cast and crew, and my dear friend Marina De Tavira. I am so humbled and honored. Thank You,” Best Actress nominee Yalitza Aparicio said.

“Although we flew under the radar for years, we always felt that Into the Spider-Verse could be something special. We never dreamed, though, that it would have the effect it has had on the diverse, passionate audience it has attracted. While making our movie we tried to push through every boundary we could that dictates what a popular movie can look like – all in the service of a story about finding common ground between different people from different worlds. To be nominated for an Academy Award is a huge honor, and means our movie will continue to reach more people around the world and inspire work that pushes far beyond us. We thank the Academy, our talented colleagues, and the vocal, dedicated audiences who advocated for us and carried us here,” said directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman of their nomination for Best Animated Feature for their film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

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“This is an incredible honor. We’re grateful to the Academy for recognizing the work of more than 800 artists and filmmakers who came together to tell the extraordinary story of Miles Morales in a groundbreaking way. In the last few months we’ve heard countless stories about parents whose children looked up at them while watching the film and said “he looks like me,” or “they speak Spanish like us,” or “I want to grow up and be like her.” It’s such a simple concept but that is the reason so many people worked so hard – to make a movie that was worthy of Miles and makes everyone feel powerful and seen. Now more than ever, the world needs everyday superheroes and we are counting on everyone,” said Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were nominated for Best Animated Feature for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

“Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition. It is an honor to be nominated for a film that I loved making. I am grateful to Adam for writing such rich material and for creating such a wonderful work environment. I also want to congratulate the other nominees, my cast members, the crew and everyone who worked so hard on this film,” Amy Adams said of her nomination for Best Actress for playing Lynne Cheney in “Vice.”

“Hot damn! I am so truly honored to be recognized by the Academy again this year. Vice is such a special and important film to be a part of and I’m thrilled for Adam, Christian, Amy and Hank, as well as all of the cast and crew,” said Sam Rockwell, who played George W. Bush, of his nomination Best Actor in a Supporting Role in “Vice.”

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Fox Searchlight has set a summer release date for “Tolkien,” the biopic on “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The film starring Nicholas Hoult as the fantasy author will open on May 10, 2019.
Directed by Dome Karukos…